Employment Opportunities

THE OPPORTUNITY As we complete our 10th Anniversary Year, Advance Illinois is poised to launch a new decade of impact in 2019. To contribute to that effort, we are seeking exceptional individuals to serve in the following roles: Communications Director Policy Research and Analytics Director THE ORGANIZATION Founded in 2008, Advance Illinois is non-profit, non-partisan […]

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Downstate superintendents join teacher coalition

“We have done a pretty good job at demonizing teacher positions in this state,” said Chuck Lane, Superintendent of Centralia High School. Read what recommendations Lane offers to change the teacher shortage crisis affecting Illinois. Read more.    

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Deputy Director Ben Boer discusses Illinois School Report Card on The 21st

Our Deputy Director Ben Boer joined “The 21st” for an interview on the Illinois School Report Card that aired on public radio stations across the state on Nov. 3. The report card provides relevant data to families and educators for every school in the state. Listen to audio from the interview, and click here to read […]

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Press release: Statewide series of town halls to address school funding reform

CHICAGO (April 17, 2017) – Education stakeholders are coming together for regional town hall conversations across the state this week as momentum builds toward passing school funding reform legislation this spring. Superintendents, teachers and families are saying their students cannot wait any longer for a fix to Illinois’ funding system—the most unfair funding system in […]

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Education leaders discuss ESSA, equity at Legislator Forum

March 20, 2017: Thirty-six organizations, 27 legislators and an array of other education leaders came together in Springfield on March 14 for Advance Illinois’ annual Legislator Forum. Keynote speaker Ryan Smith, Executive Director of Education Trust-West, a California education advocacy organization, highlighted new opportunities to fairly evaluate and assist schools in the state’s plan for the […]

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U46 Head Cautiously Optimistic After Rauner’s Budget Speech

Chicago Tribune – February 17, 2016: The head of Illinois’ second-largest school district said Wednesday that he was cautiously optimistic after Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget speech called for a full funding of state aid to districts for the first time in seven years. But School District U46 CEO Tony Sanders said the speech was short […]

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